In article <2kmef4$sis at overload.lbl.gov> bks at s27w007.pswfs.gov (Bradley K. Sherman) writes:
>Could you describe this program in a little more detail? Is this
>a program to read gels? Try to describe the program without
>regard to what you think the limitations of the computer might be.
I've always wanted something that would just make a meld between two or
three sequences at once and keep a simple line graphic of the accumulated
project. Nothing too fancy. It needn't be able to meld and sort
multiple sequences all at once and spit out alternate melds. It would
have to be able to handle mismatches in the meld, of course, but again it
needn't be too fancy. It can be a given that only very good data is
being used. No ambiguity.
There have been times when I would have used such a program, even given
its limitations, in preference to that frustrating set of powerful
programs in GCG. Plenty of people are still writing sequence out on
pieces of paper and shuffling them around on their desk.
There must be lots of relatively little things like this that somebody
somewhere will buy if they didn't have to slash a graduate student
support line to do it. What about a useful interface for the restriction
enzyme database? A real implementation of the Transcription Factor
Database? Each one of these are things bundled into big packages that
many people can not afford.